Nibbles Week: Baked Pita Chips and Fruit Salsa - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Nibbles Week: Baked Pita Chips and Fruit Salsa

Laura likes to raz me about my affec­tion for corn chips. And you know what? I don't care — I love corn chips and I don't care who knows it. As addic­tions go, they're low on the guilt scale. Still, I've had it in my mind to come up with a health­ier ver­sion of my favourite snack for ages. And when I started notic­ing all the fresh local pro­duce that's been start­ing to show up at the gro­cery store I decided on adding a lit­tle fruit salsa to my plans.

These pita chips are sweet and spicy, have a good crunch from being baked and are firm enough to scoop up the sweet and tart salsa I whipped up. I prob­a­bly un-do some of the health bonus by con­sum­ing an entire bowl of these, though, huh? Oh, well…

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Baked Pita Chips and Fruit Salsa

2 or 3 pita breads
3 Tbsp but­ter, melted
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp cin­na­mon
4 or 5 straw­ber­ries
1/2 Eng­lish cucum­ber
hand­ful of fresh cilantro leaves
2 Tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper

Method

Pre­heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cut your pita breads into tri­an­gles. If you're using pita pock­ets, gen­tly sep­a­rate the lay­ers of pita. Spread out the pieces on a bak­ing sheet (or two).

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cin­na­mon. Brush melted but­ter over the pita tri­an­gles then sprin­kle the sugar and spice mix­ture over top of each.

Bake for 10 min­utes, keep­ing an eye on them towards the end. They'll go from golden to too dark in a flash!

Trim your straw­ber­ries then cut them into pretty small dice. If your pieces can be even, that's great. If not, they're still going to taste great. Toss them in a bowl. Chop up your washed cilantro and add that to the berries. Add the lime juice and salt and pep­per. Now peel your cucum­ber and dice — try to make the dice the same as your berry dice. Toss every­thing together and check it for sea­son­ing. If your fam­ily like heat you could add a bit of jalapeno.

  

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